To the DNC, we ask you to select Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee
To the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the party's "superdelegates":
We the undersigned understand that Donald Trump was declared on May 3rd, 2016 as the presumptive Republican nominee.
Many of us progressives have been disenfranchised, live in states with closed primaries, or have been affected by voting irregularities. It may have escaped your attention that our numbers are large and we are firmly pledged to support Bernie Sanders no matter what the outcome of the July 2016 convention might be.
If Sanders is not chosen by the DNC, we will be writing him in on our ballots. There is no forthcoming unity involving Sanders voters changing loyalties. While we've long since made our binding decisions, yours are not yet made.
Bernie Sanders consistently wins by a far larger spread than Hillary Clinton in all general election polling. [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_pol..., http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-..., http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/5-reason..., http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/29/the-revolution-is-n....] Although our voices weren't always heard as our states held primaries and caucuses, hear us now.
A nomination for Clinton is a near sure-bet for a Trump presidency. We don't want that, and you don't want that, but our hands will not be forced. We speak not for Sen. Sanders or his campaign, but for ourselves.
We will be voting for Bernie Sanders in November 2016, no matter how the convention plans out. It would be foolhardy to disregard our numbers and forge ahead without considering our impact.
Respectfully, The Disenfranchised Democrat and Progressive Caucus in support of Bernie Sanders